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than they pay in. if mitt romney were elected, how could they pay for their disasters when they can't pay their own way now. darlene asks just watching some of the rescues from the storm, i didn't see one stockbroker on hedge fund manager risking their lives. yeah, good point. we'll talk about some of the gay and lesbian issues in the campaign with terry next, and joined by fawn johnson from the national journal. [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: trick or treat. hey, good morning, everybody. happy halloween, and welcome to the "full court press" this wednesday october 31st. good to see you today, we're coming to you live all the way across this great land of ours on current tv with the "full court press," your sane alternative in the morning, so you don't have to watch that conservative crap on the news or cable television. you have it right here on current tv, the "full court press." good to have you with us. we have a lot to cover today, including the fact that mitt romney is still accusing president obama of helping chrysler and gm move jobs to china. chrysler s
this in any election, and that's the god's truth. i could have lied to you and said i will vote for romney, but i do not know if i am, and i am a republican. >> state pensions and health care are among the biggest contributors to u.s. deficits. americans agree that government spending has to be cut, but the question is -- how? the focal point senior center is just around the corner from coral k. it offers services to the elderly. for example, on this monday, they can receive health advice from an expert. and then, they can join in the fund and bowl with a wii game console. members of the center pay annual dues of just $5. the rest of the center's funds comes from donations and public money. many here are concerned about the future. this man says romney does not understand the need. >> he wants to take away too much because he thinks they are all too lazy. may be some are, but there's a lot of people out there that need the assistance. i do not trust the man. he could be a very nice person as an individual, but as far as the government, no. >> opinion polls in florida are as close as the bo
's blaming global warning and bill clinton says electing romney is worse than hurricane sandy. what's wrong with your party? >> well, you built a case, i'll say that, mr. prosecutor. i will also say that, in fact, mitt romney during the campaign said that, you know, he would cut funding for fema, homeland security, the people that have come to the aid of those in new york, new jersey, those that have been hard hit. >> no. he said he would give it back to the states, juan. wait a minute. excuse me. there's a proposal here, if you look at the details of pages 94 , 96, the white house's see sequestration proposal includes cuts for fema for $900 million if you want to get into tit for tat here. >> i'm saying not only did he said he would accepted it back to the states, he said ideally it would be up to private enterprise. >> wait a minute. in his own sequestration, $900 million in cuts for fema. let's not get into this. i think both guys are doing what they're supposed to do here, but the reality is, dana, is that, you know, either you listen to what the weather reports are. government's not go
, get obama's back. al gore's blaming global warning and bill clinton says electing romney is worse than hurricane sandy. what's wrong with your party? >> well, you built a case, i'll say that, mr. prosecutor. i will also say that, in fact, mitt romney during the campaign said that, you know, he would cut funding for fema, homeland security, the people that have come to the aid of those in new york, new jersey, those that have been hard hit. >> no. he said he would give it back to the states, juan. wait a minute. excuse me. there's a proposal here, if you look at the details of pages 94 , 96, the white house's see sequestration proposal includes cuts for fema for $900 million if you want to get into tit for tat here. >> i'm saying not only did he said he would accepted it back to the states, he said ideally it would be up to private enterprise. >> wait a minute. in his own sequestration, $900 million in cuts for fema. let's not get into this. i think both guys are doing what they're supposed to do here, but the reality is, dana, is that, you know, either you listen to what the weather re
that matters until the day after the election when we'll see them turn on romney in a big way. [ laughter ] >> jennifer: you mean when he loses. right? >> absolutely. >> jennifer: okay. >> they'll turn on him. >> jennifer: either way. >> right now they're pretending to like him but that's not going to last after he's a loser. >> jennifer: so there is the daily kos blog post today that actually talks about what disaster relief would be like in romney's world this, in fact, he were to push it down to the private sector. let's say that romney gets elected. what would a privatized fema look like? >> there's two possibilities. they're both complete disasters. the first would be to actually truly privatize it. you pay for protection. a tennessee town tried this. the private fire chiefs sat and watched a man's house burn down because the person hadn't paid that protection fee. that would be the first option. only the people who can pay can actually do it. the second option is that okay, the federal government cont
to election day, governor romney resumed a full campaign schedule today. he's in florida right now. about to kick off the second event of the day in south florida. congressman paul ryan is in wisconsin. vice president joe biden attending rallies in florida and bill clinton is in iowa for the obama campaign, of course. let's bring in the political panel. david goodfriend and rachel smelkin. thank you both for your time. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> i want to get to this poll showing the president still holding on to his lead in ohio, florida and virginia. we know that when you look at national polls, depending on which one, a different picture but it is about the battlegrounds and likely voters here. what do we make of the new polls? >> hurricane sandy introduced a massive unknown in to the final days of the race and that's the first thing. we are not yet seeing that reflikted in the polling. having said that, it looks for the president's team like they're still holding on in ohio. the margins closed there as in other battleground states but that's an all-important state for both campaig
be altering the presidential campaign which is one week to election day, president obama and governor romney canceled rallies and stump speeches on monday and tuesday. yesterday, president obama spoke from the white house briefing room. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election, i am worried about the impact on families and worried about the impact on our first responders, i am worried about the impact on our economy. and on transportation. you know, the election will take care of itself next week. >> and here is what governor romney said. >> on the eastern coast of our nation, a lot of people are enduring some very difficult times. >> and our hearts and our prayers go to them as we think about how tough it is going to be there. i don't think there has been a hurricane in ohio in a long time. but there have been some hurricanes that have caused a lot of damage across this country and hurt a lot of families and their families are in harm's ways that will be hurt either in their possessions or perhaps even something more severe. >> we have faced these kind of challeng
. >> the healthcare reform act, president obama's landmark piece of legislation. mitt romney said if elected, he would repeal and replace it we shouldn't repeal something that allows someone to something on their parents insurance until age 26, closing the donut hole for our seniors. on this medicare issue we save money in medicare through the reform act but we've taken those dollars, put them right back into the medicare program it make sure there are strong benefits. >> you mentioned constituent cynicism. there's a stalemate and general nastiness on capitol hill. how do you answer that when someone says representative, this is going too far? >> i think they're right when they look at washington and see this gridlock and fed up with it. we have to treat each other with respefnlgt reach across the aisle and try to build these relationships. we have to work at it. >> thank you for the time today. to see this interview and others, go to our website, abc2news.com/politics. as always, don't forget to vote on tuesday, november 6th. >> oh, yeah. it's halloween tonight. >> i'm heading out trick or treating.
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've done in theirast or w wt they've said in the past. i would predict that if governor romney is elected president, he would support, nominate justices who would be more likely to overturn roe v. wade than would barack obama. i think that it is clear, t however, that he would not do anything to outlaw abortion in cases of rape, incest or life of the mother being endangered. i think we know that fm the exchanges to date. and so you can say he's had mor positions across time, and his position -- you can mark different points in the calendar across his life. , i do think that thpublic, by and large, perceives the fact that he has made more 180 degree turns than a whirling dervish. i read this comment online at "the washington post," a reader who said that, "romney has thrown limbaugh, rick perry, allen west and all the other tea party people under a freight train by essentially saying he would govern as president obama governs." that's what he, in effect, he said this past last debate. what about that? >> why would anyone believe that? yes, he said that and yes he did it to convey the impr
has a shot as long as they can win over one key demographic. >> president obama and governor romney faced off. many polls showing them running neck in neck, making the remaining undecided voters more important than ever. >> the undecided voters. the voters in the swing states who could decide this election. >> mitt romney and barack obama yearn for their vote, the elusive mysterious undecided voter. (laughter) >> stephen: yes, they yearn. (cheers and applause) yes. elusive, mysterious undecided voters. i wonder what he's thinking. (laughter) or if. (laughter) folks, folks, here's how it stands. the electoral kitchen is closing in two weeks and they still can't decide if they want the black-and-white cookie or the decaf wheat thin. (laughter) they're elusive! but we know that they're out there! these campaigns have spent billions of dollars trying to capture them with lawn signs, t.v. ads, radio spots, internet banners, robocalls and, for some lucky ohio voters, an amorous david axelrod with a rose in his teeth. (laughter) but a few and the liesing facts about these mysterious creatu
than one week from the election, governor romney is cautiously venturing back out on to the campaign trail. president obama still focused on the storm. today the campaign is back on. sort of. paul ryan has rallies in wisconsin, the vice president in florida, avoiding questions about fema. >> and i pleerappreciate your n generosity. >> president obama is not back on the campaign trail until tomorrow, he's still dealing with sandy's after math. >> i told the mayors and governors if it they're getting no for an answer somewhere in the federal government, they can call me personally at the white house. >> reporter: today the president visits new jersey where six days before the election, he got a pat on the back from republican rival governor chris christie. >> the president has been outstanding about this. i don't give a damn about election day. >> i don't think anybody thought much about that. >> reporter: the president is not scheduled to visit new york. >> we'd tlouf have him, but we have lots of things to do. i'm in the trying to diss him. >> reporter: after the election, we may se
. >> do you think there is -- if there is political calculation here, if romney is elected president, does this hurt christie when there is a romney administration in january of next year? >> sure. yeah, i think it does. but i think -- >> if you're mitt romney you don't forget that six days -- >> christie's bigger quests will come from the lame duck congress from this president, enormous amounts of money from the federal government. >> looking at the long-term republican party prospects for christie to be out there in the key moment when the race is quite tight if we're paying attention to all the polls for him to be out there literally giving a bear hug to the president, we'll see a lot of -- >> actually hugged him yet. have we seen him yet? >> lift him off the ground. >> that is going to be impressive. christie. little obama. >> becoming a theme for the election. >> maureen dowd says christie puts christie first. that's true. but christie reminds me of a guy who puts his mom about a close second and gets weepy about his mom and that's how he feels about jersey. if you do his mom a favor,
election, the president canceled his campaign trip to ohio. he'll see storm damage and thank first responders in new jersey today. republican challenger mitt romney was in ohio tuesday collecting money and relief supplies for storm victims. >> i appreciate your generosity. it's part of the american spirit. the american way to give to people who are in need. and your generosity this morning touches my heart. >> reporter: from the white house, president obama has been calling the governors of storm ravaged states and one of romney's key supporters has been praising the president's leadership. >> his cooperation has been great with fema here on the ground and our intelligence center and the cooperation from the president of the united states has been outstanding. he deserves great credit. >> reporter: while the president remains in washington, he's getting help on the campaign trail from former president bill clinton. >> i have worked very hard in this election and i'm not running for anything. >> reporter: clinton was in minnesota tuesday, a state where the race is tightening. he is
. >> campaigning in ohio, mitt romney predicted to supporters his election would mean an increase in workers' take-home pay. >> the president does not have a plan to get america working yet. with a five point plan that will get more jobs and more take-home pay and that is what america needs and that is why we are joined elected. >> as romney vowed to create jobs, workers at a freeport, illinois plant set for closure under ownership by his former company bain capital, staged a walkout thursday, one day after 14 people, including the reverend jesse jackson, were arrested. workers have staged an encampment called bainport across from the sensata technologies plant to protest plans to move the factory to china, ending 170 jobs. a federal appeals court has rejected the group plan. his challenge of a funding ban in taxes. texas has sought to cut payments to planned parenthood and exclude it from a government funded health program for low- income women because it also provides abortions. the texas program offers cancer and health screenings as well as birth control to some 100,000 low-income women, about
obama, leading up to election day. governor romney expects to make a swing through florida tomorrow. just a reminder, the early voting resumes tomorrow in washington, d.c. and in maryland, and the hours have been extended from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to try to make up for some of the time that was lost. anita? >> let's check out this new snow video we just got out of garrett county, maryland. the remnants of sandy collided with a cold front and this was the result. more than two feet fell in parts of garrett. there could be even more overnight. topper, you've told us again and again, western maryland completely different. >> they were under a blizzard warning. they were warned, but we didn't talk too much about it because we had our own problems here. now we can show you video. i actually have a picture of you drop a plumb line down into west virginia, and you get into the canadian valley a little further in the snowshoe. here's the picture they sent from snowshoe. they had 22 inches today. probably another 6 to 10 before it's all said and done. see the drift there? they were kind of
of the president and mitt romney and been exaggerated for the purposes of this election, but let's grant that there's a big philosophical disagreement, there's a communal side of the american psyche, the barn raising side, the governmental side, we're all in this together side and mitt romney stresses the pioneering individual spirit, i can do it alone with the bible and the ax and the woods kind of thing so this naturally plays to the president's idea of what america is at its best and trying to show why that's a valid and worthy tradition and it plays right in to his electoral themes. >> howard, you know, we don't want to politicize sandy but plenty of people have. >> yes. >> they've been discussing the political implications that the storm will have and hoping that it has an impact on the conversations about everything from climate change to global warming to fema and disaster relief. >> right. >> do you think, though, with a few days remaining, unemployment and the economy continue to be the factors that voters go in on tuesday with top of mind and not some of these other things? >> no. i agree
election, the candidates are walking a fine line and we're hearing the romney folks are upping the ante and indications that they have really put the pedal to the political metal here, and michigan, pennsylvania, might make a stop in ohio and when the president is going to be with chris christie, touring hurricane damage in new jersey and even though that's technically not considered a political stop or a political event it will have the benefits they're he in. and now according to the latest tracking poll from the rasmussen vote. mitt romney had a two point lead over president obama and this is a national tracking poll that high scho has nothing to do with the swing states. joining us is art laffer, a former presidential advisor to president ronald reagan how do you think it's affecting the race six days out. >> i don't think the storm affected the race at all. some of the the polls are a little off. and the democrats are very worried about the polling numbers not being quite correct and that the republicans are really doing a lot better than the polls would indicate. but you know the
of voters giving governor romney good news, will it impact the election in the end? also scenes of destruction up and down the east coast. more on aftermath of sandy coming up. ♪ [ birds chirping ] are you sure you can fit in there? [ chuckles ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] around view monitor with bird's-eye view. nice work. [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new nissan pathfinder. it's our most innovative pathfinder ever. nissan. innovation that cites. ♪ >>> sandy washed away homes but in one neighborhood fire destroyed 80-1 hub homes. firefighters battling six alarm fire in a flooded neighborhood. they had to rescue people by boat. the fire spreading from home to home. it took nine hours to contain the blaze. dozens of homes were destroyed. no one was seriously hurt. tonight new gallup poll giving us a sneak peek. polls showing governor romney leading president obama among voter who's have already cast the ballot. our panel is back. and byron, your thoughts? >> this is a big deal. because at the same time in 2008, fwal updid the same poll. and barack obama was leading j
is back and a poll of voters giving governor romney good news, will it impact the election in the end? also scenes of destruction up and down the east coast. more on aftermath of sandy coming up. >>> sandy washed away homes but in one neighborhood fire destroyed 80-1 hub homes. firefighters battling six alarm fire in a flooded neighborhood. they had to rescue people by boat. the fire spreading from home to home. it took nine hours to contain the blaze. dozens of homes were destroyed. no one was seriously hurt. tonight new gallup poll giving us a sneak peek. polls showing governor romney leading president obama among voter who's have already cast the ballot. our panel is back. and byron, your thoughts? >> this is a big deal. because at the same time in 2008, fwal updid the same poll. and barack obama was leading john mccain among early voters. in several key states ob dwrauma had a huge lead. he needs to do that again. romney likely to win amongst those voter who's go to the polls on election day itself. he build up a lead that his opponent can't overtake him on election day. i was in
into this election, governor romney has stumbled. he did it with the libya attacks. he wants the election to play itself out. rather than seeing this as a moment he can step up on stage and say this is the kind of leader i will be. >> is this a time where political sins can be forgiven? i mean you see chris christie and president obama working back and forth, the public sees this. this is really the way it's supposed to be, isn't it? >> it's not a moment for punishment or the accounting of past grievances. this is about practicalities and the extraordinary thing, we can set aside what's going to happen on the ground as important as it is. this president has denied any claim of bipartisanship for the last three or four years. that's the intentional policy of republicans. through mitch mcconnell on health care and here you have one of the most outspoken conservatives. going out there saying this president has done a wonderful job. when governor christie does that, it says to undecided voters that tiny remains that those independents saying are you a polarizing figure or someone to bring the country
before next tuesday's election. here's the headline -- romney balances sympathy and politics. here's what he had to say at that rally yesterday. >> appreciate that people in dayton got up this morning. someone went to the grocery store and purchased things at these families will need. i appreciate your generosity. as part of the american spirit, the american way to give to people who are in need, in your generosity this morning touches my heart. and i appreciate what you have done. we have a lot of goods here, and i know there is more coming in and we will box these things up in just a minute and put them on some trucks and send them into new jersey is a sight of identified that can take these goods and distribute them to people let need them. we will not people to solve all of the problems this morning. people will still be looking for goods even though we have gathered these things, but i know that one of the things i have learned is that you make a difference you can. host: extreme weather, freaks' storm our climate change? here is the new york daily news, hurricane sandy, fierce winds
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